'American Idol': The Top 10 Freshest Performances

Now 10 seasons in, 'American Idol' has had its fair share of innovators -- those willing to risk it all and sing outside the box.
And while some Idols' inventive interpretations took too many artistic liberties with the source material, (Tim Urban's 'Under My Thumb,' anyone?) others found putting a fresh spin an old classic set them apart from their 'Idol' also-rans.
Here's our picks for 'American Idol''s top 10 freshest performances and a look back at how these big gambles changed the 'Idol' game. And don't forget to check out 'American Idol''s Top 10 Freshest Faces!



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